“You know what I need, want you to see everything,” Rihanna coos on the Kanye West hit, “All of the Lights.” Well, apparently not everyone wants to see “everything,” Miss RiRi.
The 23-year-old singer has ditched the red hair, as well as the clothes, in her latest video for her new single, “We Found Love.” A farmer named Alan Graham allowed Rihanna and her crew to shoot the video in his cornfield yesterday in Northern Ireland but did not expect that she’d be stripping down.
Rihanna reportedly shed a flannel shirt and bandana bandeau for a star and stripes bikini, then a red bra, a mesh black top, and eventually just went straight-up topless. It was then that Farmer Graham had had enough and climbed off his tractor to protest, asking her to cover up and requesting the crew to stop filming.
“From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate,” Graham told the BBC. “I had a conversation with Rihanna. I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.” He added that he wishes “no ill will” to the singer and her crew, but suggested that perhaps “they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.” Ouch.
Hundreds of people gathered to watch the singer frolic in the fields, but apparently Graham had no idea he’d invited over one of the world’s biggest pop stars, admitting that the name “Rihanna” rang no bells.
The “We Found Love” video does ring a bell for NewsFeed, however. Rihanna’s “girl next door” look featuring the singer in boyfriend jeans, a bandana top, oversized flannel shirt and long, wavy brown hair seems eerily similar to Mariah Carey’s look in the classic “Dreamlover” video. Carey, too, dances around in an open grain field, baring her midriff in jean shorts and a (more demure) flannel top. Here’s hoping RiRi is paying homage to the legendary diva, and not just ripping off her style.